April 1993: The Royal Barracks, Deepcut, an Army base since around 1900, becomes the home of the newly formed Royal Logistic Corps.
June 1995: Sean Benton is found dead with five gunshot wounds. The following month an inquest records a verdict of suicide.
November 1995: Cheryl James is found dead
December 1995: The inquest into Pte James’s death records an open verdict
September 2001: Geoff Gray is found dead
March 2002: An inquest into Pte Gray’s death records an open verdict
March 2002: James Collinson is found dead
Deepcut army barracks in Surrey which has been at the centre of allegations of bullying and abuse
April 2002: Surrey Police launch a joint investigation into the deaths of Pte Gray and Pte Collinson. The force later confirms it is also reviewing the deaths of Pte James and Pte Benton
June 2002: Families of the four soldiers call for a public inquiry
September 2003: Surrey Police concludes there are no grounds for prosecutions over the deaths of the four young soldiers
May 2004: The government rejects calls for a public inquiry into the soldiers’ deaths
October 2004 New allegations emerge of gang rape, systematic bullying and sexual harassment at Deepcut emerge in a police report. The government announces a review of the allegation led by Nicholas Blake QC, but doesn’t order a full public inquiry.
March 2006: The inquest jury looking into the death of Pte Collinson returns an open verdict
March 2006: The Blake Review criticises Army training, citing ‘harassment, discrimination and oppressive behaviour’, but concludes that the deaths were probably self-inflicted.
May 2009: The government again rejects calls for a public inquiry
March 2011: A review by Devon and Cornwall Police found Surrey Police failed to investigate fully a potential suspect, known as the ‘unknown white male’, in the death of Pte James
July 2014: High Court judges order a fresh inquest into the death of Pte James
June 2016: The second inquest into Pte James’s death found the gunshot wound to her head was self-inflicted and intentional, and her death was suicide
October 2016: A High Court judge rules a fresh inquest can take place into the death of Pte Benton
November 2017: The family of Pte Gray win High Court action for a fresh inquest
January 2018: A fresh inquest begins at Woking Coroner’s Court into the death of Pte Benton